“If your children look up to you, you’ve made a success of life’s biggest job.”- Persian saying
“I wanted to have a voice, and it was okay if I wasn’t going to be so famous or so rich. And this the one thing I learned: How do you recognize what’s your true dream and what is the dream that you are dreaming for other people to love you? ... The difference is very easy to understand. If you enjoy the process, it’s your dream. ... If you are are enduring the process, just desperate for the result, it’s somebody else’s dream.”- Salma Hayek
“Your children may not listen to you — so you also have to be brave enough to respect their dreams.”- Salma Hayek
“What makes kids so smart? They tell you what they know and then they stop.”- Mark Twain
Life of a man…
I was born… a Woman was there to hold me – my Mother.
I grew as a child… a Woman was there to care for me & play with me – my Sister.
I went to school… a Woman was there to help me learn – my Teacher.
I became depressed whenever I lost… a woman was there to offer a shoulder – my Girlfriend.
I needed company, compatibility & love… a great Woman was there for me – my Wife.
I became tough… a Woman was there to melt me – my Daughter.
When I die… a Woman is there to absorb me in – my Motherland.
If you are a Man – Value every Woman
If you are a Woman, be proud of Yourself.
A map to discover my inner strenght
“Our deep desire is to be truly loved for who we are, and we are all searching for a context to make ourselves known.”- C. S. Lewis
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”- Henry David Thoreau
“Before doing, one must BE.”- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you can only spend it once.”- Miguel de Cervantes
“The main purpose of life is: To have a job in whose purpose you can believe; To have friends whose immediate purposes you can trust; To have some spot on earth to which you can return as home; To be at the same time a citizen of a larger world.”
- James A. Michener
“Life’s most urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If you have some respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.”
- John Gardner
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
- Albert Einstein
“There must be more than having everything.”
- Maurice Sendak
“In the person we find the universal.”
- Walt Whitman
“Every positive value has its price in negative terms… the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.”
- Pablo Picasso
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
- Winston Churchill
Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.
“I’m not afraid to die. I just don’t want to be there when it happens.”
- Woody Allen
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.”
- J.K Rowling
“And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”
- Erica Jong, Fear of Flying
“I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more begins to make sense.”
- Harold Kushner
“Before you do anything, think. If you do something to try and impress someone, to be loved, accepted or even to get someone’s attention, stop and think. So many people are busy trying to create an image, they die in the process.”
- Salma Hayek
“There is no passion to be found in playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
- Nelson Mandela
It’s nice to have a relationship, but women have become addicted. You can have a relationship with God. With nature. With dogs. With yourself. And yes, you can also have a relationship with a man, but if it’s going to be a shitty one, it’s better to have a relationship with your flowers.
- Salma Hayek
“Life is an adventure to be lived, not a problem to be solved.”- John Keats
“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.”
- John Lennon
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In the Middle of the Ladder (by Ahmed Nour)
How would you react if you were in the middle of the road and suddenly… changes came up! Imagine yourself at a crossroads. You are to choose among a few directions, and with each decision you make, you have to sacrifice all the other alternative paths you might have had. What would you do?
This is more or less like a ladder that we climb in order to reach our aim. An aim that glows up above. We do whatever it takes to build a strong ladder. Education, experiences and many little things in our daily lives that we never pay attention to are the things that contribute in the ladder formation process. As soon as the ladder is strong enough to hold us, we start climbing with our eyes gazing at the glowing goal, thinking that nothing will stop us. Guess what! People change! And so do their visions, perspectives and definitely their goals.
It doesn’t matter how changes arise, whether the ladder snaps at its weakness point or you found another ladder that made you willingly consider letting go the one you’re climbing. Realistically speaking, the results are alike. You are in the middle of the ladder. You need to decide.
It doesn’t matter where any of the ladders might lead you, what matters; is deciding which one you’ll take. There are two cases upon which your decisions should be based:
Case 1: You want to climb the new ladder. You can see where you’re going, believing that you’ll achieve your new goal. A goal that might have been a childhood dream, a chance that you cannot possibly reject or a sheer change in the way you think. If you believe you are strong enough to start climbing a new ladder, do not hesitate. Go for it! It takes boldness and bravery to take such step. Besides, you wouldn’t want to spend the rest of your life wondering how your life would have been if you had climbed the new ladder.
Case 2: You want to stick to the old ladder because you believe that it works for you the best, no matter how high the new ladder would take you. Nothing is wrong with that, as long as the decision you make is explicitly yours and not someone else’s trying to scare you off of changes. It also takes boldness and bravery to fight against changes in our lives, and it takes a true fighter to win over them. If you are that fighter, don’t let go your ladder.
Life changes constantly. Problems come and go. You are going to come across this situation sooner or later. Your aims might change with time. What shouldn’t change is the spirit with which you climb the ladder that you chose for yourself. If you decide to change this ladder, climb the new one with the same enthusiasm. This could be hard, but your determination should be as hard. Always remember that everything is meant to happen, no matter how insignificant it may seem. There’s no doubt that nothing that could have happened is better than what is meant to be, we just don’t know it yet. Always remember that when a door closes, another million doors open. Life could be unfair sometimes… but God is always fair. 5 months ago